• Will Contest Reversed in Jefferson County, Alabama

      It is not uncommon for relatives to fight over a loved one’s last wishes in a will dispute. One argument that may be made against someone inheriting is undue influence. Undue influence involves that ...

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    • Probate Appeal in Madison County, Alabama

      Filing a lawsuit can feel intimidating and difficult. Even more so, navigating how to file an appeal after you lose a case can seem incredibly confusing. Recently, in Marshall County, in Alabama ...

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    • Alert of SEC Crucial to Whistleblower Immunity

      Whistleblowers are people who expose any kind of information or activity that is deemed illegal or unethical within an organization. Under certain laws whistleblowers are afforded protections for ...

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    • Child Support Appeal from Non-Final Judgment Improper

      When a case doesn’t go your way, you’re not out of options – you can appeal! However, the rules on how to appeal can be a bit tricky. Specifically, the judgment you’re appealing from must be final in ...

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    • Bank Can Enforce Creditor Rights in Jefferson County, Alabama

      Dividing the assets in a divorce case is a complicated process in and of itself. However, that divorce can be even further complicated when the bank sues the spouses, alleging that the divorce ...

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    • Monetary Damages Related to Will In Montgomery County, Alabama

      Fights over a loved one’s last wishes can be hostile, drawn-out, and incredibly common. What might be less common, however, is the negative effects that these probate battles can have on a ...

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    • How Badly Can a Forty Year Marriage End?

      People often say that a marriage is a partnership. You each come into the marriage with your own property and your own way of doing things, then you must work to put it all together. Sometimes one or ...

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    • Father Awarded Custody Despite Mother’s Objections

      When courts are making decisions about custody, they have a lot to consider. They have to consider which parent the child will do the best with. They must consider whether the benefits of changing ...

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    • How is Alimony Calculated?

      When a marriage ends, it is often uncertain how each person is going to make their way forward. In a marriage, you become accustomed to a certain style and standard of living. According to the law, ...

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    • How Does Civil Asset Forfeiture Work?

      The term “civil asset forfeiture” is quite a mouthful. The word “forfeiture” implies that something is being given up, but what exactly? Civil asset forfeiture is a process by which law enforcement ...

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    • Supreme Court Says Right to Privacy in a Rental Car not Limited to Driver

      Police stops make pretty much anyone nervous, but police make mistakes too. Sometimes, the police can try too hard to find a reason to make a stop. Even then, they can push too far and make a search ...

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    • Defendant Denied Due Process When Allowed to Withdraw from Mental Evaluation

      An evaluation of a defendant’s mental capacity is an important protection in criminal cases. A defendant is mentally incompetent if he lacks sufficient ability to assist in his defense with a ...

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    • Supreme Court Says Right to Privacy in a Rental Car not Limited to Driver

      Police stops make pretty much anyone nervous, but police make mistakes too. Sometimes, the police can try too hard to find a reason to make a stop. Even then, they can push too far and make a search ...

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    • How Does Civil Asset Forfeiture Work?

      The term “civil asset forfeiture” is quite a mouthful. The word “forfeiture” implies that something is being given up, but what exactly? Civil asset forfeiture is a process by which law enforcement ...

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    • Defendant Denied Due Process When Allowed to Withdraw from Mental Evaluation

      An evaluation of a defendant’s mental capacity is an important protection in criminal cases. A defendant is mentally incompetent if he lacks sufficient ability to assist in his defense with a ...

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    • How Badly Can a Forty Year Marriage End?

      People often say that a marriage is a partnership. You each come into the marriage with your own property and your own way of doing things, then you must work to put it all together. Sometimes one or ...

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    • Father Awarded Custody Despite Mother’s Objections

      When courts are making decisions about custody, they have a lot to consider. They have to consider which parent the child will do the best with. They must consider whether the benefits of changing ...

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    • How Joint Custody Is Not An Excuse From Child Support

      When you have children and things end with a divorce or breakup, it is often left to a court to figure out where to go next. One approach commonly taken by judges in Alabama is joint custody. In fact, ...

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    • Recent Federal Cases of Interst Related to Post-Conviction Relief

      The Seventh Circuit held, as a matter of first impression, that mental incompetence could satisfy the standard for tolling the AEDPA one-year limitations period. Davis v. Humphreys, 747 F.3d 497, 498 ...

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      The information contained in this Website is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter. No recipients of content from this site, ...

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    • Important 2018 Federal Criminal Issues

      The Supreme Court will decided several important issues related to federal criminal cases this term. Look for decisions by June 30, 2018. Self-Incrimination . The court will answer whether the Fifth ...

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      The information contained in this Website is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter. No recipients of content from this site, ...

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    • Filing Fees to Run for Elected Office in Alabama

      This case involves an appeal of filing fee to run for elected office. The case was appealed from Jefferson County, Alabama, in the case of Drake v. Alabama Republican Party . Thomas Drake and Kimberly ...

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    • Claims Against Municipal Employees in Alabama

      In Morrow v. Caldwell, as a matter of first impression, the Supreme Court determined that the statutory cap of the Alabama Code Section 11-47-190 does not apply to claims against municipal employees ...

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    • Failure to Install New Saw Cause Workers' Comp Case

      When you are working around machinery or dangerous tools, you probably want to take care that you are safe in the workplace. Too often, though, companies do not take the right steps to make sure that ...

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    • Trauma Injuries in Alabama

      Employees who sustain traumatic injuries while working are entitled to emergency medical care at the expense of the employer. If you are injured on the job, your medical expenses, including ambulance, ...

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    • Employer Cannot Appeal Workers' Comp Award of Damages in Walker County, Alabama

      Damages are an award, typically of money, to be paid to a party in a case as compensation for that person’s loss or injury. The rules for determining those damages can and frequently do vary based on ...

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